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Rezo Gabriadze

Rezo Gabriadze is a writer, stage and screen director, artist, sculptor, and puppeteer. He was born in 1936 in Kutaisi, Georgia. He has directed more than 35 films. In 1981, Gabriadze founded and headed the Marionette Theatre in Tbilisi. From the very first performance the audience gave its heart to the theatre. The plays which followed brought the theatre international recognition and have been touring around the whole world ever since. Since the 1990s, Gabriadze started to work abroad, where he staged numerous productions. The Gabriadze Theatre has taken part on numerous occasions in the world's biggest international theatre festivals. As a painter, he has contributed to numerous exhibitions and his works are preserved in museums and private collections. Over 50 books are illustrated with Rezo Gabriadze's graphic works. Rezo Gabriadze is a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic and a laureate of the USSR State Prize. He has been awarded the Nika, Triumph, Golden Mask (1997, Russia), Golden Soffit (1997, Russia) and Tsarskoe Selo (1997, Russia) awards. He is a laureate of the Shota Rustaveli State Prize of Georgia (1989) and of the State Prize of Georgia.

The White Bridge

Size: 155x170 mm
Number of pages: 612 
Copyright holder: Rezo Gabriadze
The book is a collection of short stories, a novel and a play. "The White Bridge" is a short story, the main hero of which returns to his native town in search of his childhood experiences. Whereas human relationships always had been valued above everything else, the character of the town had changed. In spite of the familiar streets and places, the town is already no longer as it was in childhood: perceptions and making contacts are entirely different. In his childhood even spitting from the White Bridge was a completely different kind of experience from what it is now. Recollections of the past and the faces of acquaintances simultaneously evoke sadness and joy in the main hero.
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